The introduction of a new sergeant and the discussion of bylaws were discussed at last night's Police Board Meeting.
"We've had lengthy discussions about where we're going as an organization," explained Police Chief, Paul Ladouceur, "and the importance of supervision in one of our most critical units within our organization and that is the criminal investigations unit, drug intelligence unit and forensic unit."
"As we move forward as an organization and look at the fact that we have four units, four frontline patrol units with all very competent supervision, however, we did notice a gap."
For these reasons, another sergeant position was created and after a promotional competition period was held, it was decided that Warran Morrical would be promoted to the position of Sergeant.
Also discussed at the meeting will be enforcement of bylaws within Estevan including the new bylaw on massage parlors. Ladouceur also mentioned the importance of all houses to have the proper house numbers visible from the back alley for emergency vehicles.
"We have had some concerns raised in regards to addressing in back alleyways. A reminder to the public, it is every resident's responsibility to ensure that their address is clearly marked if they have an alleyway. This provides police, fire, and emergency responders quick access to your residence when and if you need it."
"You'll probably have a two-week window then we'll be sending our bylaw officer out in full force, charging those who don't have those numbers."
As well, there was a request for continued assistance to the Crimestoppers program.
"I urge that we support Crimestoppers. They do a lot for policing throughout the province. I think the request is more than reasonable."
The Board agreed that Crimestoppers is a valuable asset to have in the community and made a $200 contribution to the program.